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  • Tim Kaine introduces bill to punish gun owners for failures in the background check system

    09/14/2015 7:45:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In what is (hopefully) doomed to be an exercise in pointless, political posturing, Senator Tim Kaine (D – Virginia) has introduced yet another bill designed to discourage people from selling firearms to those legally entitled to purchase them. His bill, ironically named the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” seeks to make some things illegal which are already completely illegal and to criminalize the use of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) if the system (not the private owner) makes a mistake. Should such a bill find its way through Congress it would be disturbing to say the least.
  • Va. Sen. Kaine drafts bill to control firearm sales to criminals

    09/08/2015 1:50:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    upi.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2015 | Tomas Monzon
    RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bill Tuesday seeking to crack down on gun dealers selling firearms to criminals. Kaine's Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act would make federally licensed and private gun dealers liable for selling firearms to individuals who are prohibited from owning them. In a statement, Kaine said gun laws enforced by the federal government have done little to stem unnecessary violence. He said gun dealers should take reasonable steps to make sure they are not selling to an inadequate customer, but did not specify what those steps would be. Kaine's...
  • Dem Sen Kaine: WH Doesn’t Want Congress ‘Weighing In’ on Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that the White House has “taken the position” that “Congress shouldn’t be weighing in” on an Iran deal on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • US senator: US supports Egypt in its war against terrorism (Cairo, Egypt)

    02/21/2014 2:05:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Egyptian State Information Service ^ | Friday, 21 February 2014 - 11:49 PM Cairo | None stated
    US Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, said he expects the coming presidential elections in Egypt to be impartial. During a meeting with a number of journalists at a Cairo hotel Thursday, Kaine denied that the US let down Egypt in its war against terrorism, highlighting that the relations between the two countries are strong and that Washington will support Egypt in the coming period. Responding to a question on the US stance regarding the candidature of Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the presidential polls, Kaine said that there is no problem at all...
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    01/19/2014 4:37:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 3:56 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it with a new law that requires greater consultation and a congressional vote within 30 days on any significant armed conflict. …
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: Virginia vote on same-sex marriage could be different today

    06/27/2013 9:00:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    In 2006, Virginians voted 57 percent to 43 percent for a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, but Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine says that just 6½ years later, the outcome could be different. “If we had that election today, I’m not sure it would come out the same way,” Mr. Kaine said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
  • Warner & Kaine signed brief supporting Homosexual Marriage (BARF ALERT)

    03/08/2013 8:09:42 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    U.S. Congress Files DOMA Brief Senators Mark Warner & Tim Kaine Last Friday, 212 members of Congress signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The brief also includes 25 members who voted for DOMA back in 1996. “Some States still criminalized same-sex relationships, inviting further discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, family relations, and housing,” the brief says. “…As a result, when the question of same-sex marriage arose in 1996, reflexive beliefs and discomfort about same-sex relationships dominated congressional debate. From our perspective—including those of us who voted for...
  • Kaine: Common ground can be found as lawmakers consider gun control

    01/12/2013 6:45:21 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies
    wtop.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Heather Brady
    WASHINGTON - Opposing sides are finding common ground as lawmakers tackle the issue of gun control, mental health and school safety. Sen. Tim Kaine, a former Virginia governor and democrat, says there is enough agreement to take the first steps toward solutions that would make the U.S. a little safer in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. "We need to make improvements to our mental health system," Kaine says. "We do need to talk about school security and figure out better security protocols, but we also can find common-sense rules about gun use that can help us...
  • Biden flops again: One day left, draws crowd of 800 in Va.

    11/05/2012 8:48:31 PM PST · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 5, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Jennifer Epstein@jeneps Crowd count for Biden, Kaine, Warner and Webb in Sterling, Va., is 800, fire marshal says. 5 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Oh, my! As Twitchy reported, Biden has been flopping up a storm at rallies. It seems that voters are just not that into him, or his boss.Today was the saddest “Dear John” rally yet, according to reporters on the scene. [Snip] Criminy! If there was any more time left, his crowds might dwindle to Fluke-sized “intimate gatherings.” Take a gander at the sad pics. Poor, lonely Joe.
  • Kimball Political Consulting Results for 10-12, 10-13 VA Poll (Romney 54%, Obama 43%)

    10/17/2012 12:02:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Methodology (Caller ID) All respondents interviewed in this study were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in the state of Virginia using a probability sampling method of landlines for a total sample of N=696 registered “likely” voters. The Margin of Error for the sample is +/- 3.7% with a confidence level of 95%. The survey was administered using an Automated Telephone Interviewing (ATI) system. The ATI system allows data to be entered directly into a computerized database through the numbers on interviewee’s phone, providing a highly reliable system of data collection. A random sample of registered voters...
  • Romney, Allen Take The Lead In VA

    10/11/2012 8:44:08 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 97 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 10/11/12 | Riley
    Pollster John McLaughlin (not to be confused with the pundit) conducted a statewide poll of Virginia for George Allen's senate campaign this Mon. and Tue., surveying 600 likely voters.  Unlike media and university polls, McLaughlin works for clients and no candidate wants to hire someone who isn't accurate.  John is an ace pollster who I worked closely with for Steve Forbes in 1996, so I know that if he is going public with these numbers he is extremely confident in their accuracy as his entire reputation depends upon it. With that preface, drumroll please... Romney 51% - Obama 44% - Goode...
  • Did Tim Kaine just lose the election?

    09/20/2012 10:26:15 AM PDT · by iceskater · 26 replies
    Bearing Drift ^ | Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Norman Leahy
    The Governor who couldn’t stop himself from proposing tax hikes on Virginians says during the Fairfax debate with George Allen that he’s open to a minimum federal income tax on everyone.
  • Kaine: 'I Would Be Open to a Proposal to Have Some Minimum Tax Level for Everyone' (Video at Link)

    09/20/2012 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said that he's open to having a "minimum tax level for everyone":
  • Rasmussen: Kaine Leads Allen by Two in VA Senate Race

    09/17/2012 9:40:06 PM PDT · by Kolath · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Rasmussen Reports released a new poll on Monday that shows that "Democrat Tim Kaine has moved slightly ahead of Republican George Allen in Virginia’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race." The telephone survey of 500 likely Virginia voters shows support for Kaine at 47%, 2 points ahead of Allen, whose support is at 45%. The margin of error for the poll is 4.5%. Last week, a poll by Gravis Marketing showed Allen with a 5 point lead.
  • Tim Kaine Suffers Amnesia on Failed Tax Hike Attempts

    08/10/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-08-10 | Paul Blair
    Yesterday, Democrat Tim Kaine asked his Republican opponent to join him in taking a “balanced” approach to avoiding the looming sequestration cuts. Unfortunately Tim Kaine seems to suffer amnesia on his attempt to implement the same kind of “balanced” approach while he served as Virginia’s Governor. Such an approach included billions of dollars in new and higher taxes. Kaine called on George Allen to “set aside his Pledge,” and work for a “responsible path forward.” Translated, what Tim Kaine means is that he’s asking Allen to break his written commitment to Virginia taxpayers and join with him in an approach...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 July 2012

    07/22/2012 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 221 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 22 July 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 22nd, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Michael Chertoff, former secretary of Homeland Security Department; William Bratton, former Los Angeles chief of police; and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Netanyahu; New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; coverage of the Colorado shooting.THIS WEEK (ABC): Hickenlooper. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; former Sen. George Allen, R-Va.; former Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
  • Which Democrats Will Pay a Price for Siding with the NLRB’s Big Labor Agenda?

    05/23/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo
    PJ Tatler ^ | May 23, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    The Democrats have picked a curious and potentially very costly fight this election year. President Obama came into office promising Big Labor that its agenda is his agenda, and he wasted little time using the National Labor Relations Board to make good on that promise. That board is supposed to be a fair arbiter of labor disputes, but the president packed the NLRB with Big Labor activists, and the board tried to ram a union-favoring “ambush rule” through to implementation. The rule would slash the amount of time employees and employers have to consider unionization in non-unionized work places from...
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 45%

    04/24/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 24, 2012
    The race for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat is still virtually tied. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Virginia shows Republican George Allen with 46% support to 45% for Democrat Tim Kaine. Four percent (4%) like another candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Virginia Senate: Allen (R) 46%, Kaine (D) 44%

    03/21/2012 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 4+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 21, 2012
    The U.S. Senate race in Virginia remains a toss-up, with Republican George Allen ahead of Democrat Tim Kaine by just two points. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey finds Allen drawing 46% of the vote to Kaine’s 44%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.
  • The Politically Incorrect Democrats and Their Inept Staffers. (Vanity)

    03/04/2012 11:11:08 AM PST · by CitizenM · 4 replies
    3/4/2012 | Self
    This is for everyone, but particularly for Freepers in Virginia where Tim Kaine is running for the Senate. (Please observe my sarcasm.) There is a website, kaineforva.com , that targets Rush Limbaugh and offers a petition demanding that Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for his description of her. Which, we all know he has done (being the gentleman that he is, unlike Liberal/Democrat media commentators and journalists who spewed vile slang terms when they referred to Palin and Ingram). We have yet to hear those Liberals apologize, but I digress. On the site, it is the claim that Limbaugh (on...
  • Today: Kaine, Allen debate for 1st time in key 2012 U.S. Senate race (1:30 pm)

    12/07/2011 6:39:49 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    RICHMOND -- Two former governors with sharply contrasting ideas about government clash Wednesday in the first debate of Virginia's nationally prominent 2012 U.S. Senate race. Republican George Allen, trying to regain the seat he lost in 2006 to Democrat Jim Webb, and Tim Kaine, who served more than two years as Democratic National Committee chairman, debate at 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Capitol. The debate wraps up the 10th annual Associated Press Day at the Capitol, a daylong series of forums on Virginia politics and government for journalists at AP member news organizations. The debate is hosted by the Virginia...
  • Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine speaks at dinner honoring top Muslim Brotherhood official

    10/26/2011 9:19:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 10/26/11 | staff
    In "An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Brotherhood in North America," by Mohamed Akram, May 19, 1991, Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the U.S. are told that they "must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions." In "Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate" at FrontPage, October 25, Ryan Mauro discusses yet another American politician...
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/25/2011 8:52:28 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • Obama Looms Over Race for Senate Seat in Virginia (Hussein a Liability for Timmy Kaine)

    07/19/2011 8:09:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 19, 2011 | K. Glueck
    Tim Kaine has been a city councilman, mayor and governor.... But as he runs for the U.S. Senate, Republicans want voters to focus on Mr. Kaine's two years as chairman of the [Democrat Party] , when his job was to defend [Hussein's porkulus and deathcare laws].
  • Decision on killer now haunts Kaine

    05/16/2011 4:07:56 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine’s last-minute attempt to return an imprisoned murderer to his native Germany, where he likely would have been freed in two years, is threatening to emerge as a key early issue in one of the most anticipated U.S. Senate races next year. National Republicans are in hot pursuit of records from Mr. Kaine’s last year as governor that they say could shed light on why he tried to return Jens Soering to Germany instead of allowing him to serve a life sentence in a U.S. prison. The former University of Virginia student is serving two life...
  • email from Timmy Kaine, attacking George Allen and oil companies (BARF ALERT)

    05/13/2011 6:39:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Right now, Congress is debating the best way to get our fiscal house in order and cut spending. A good first step would be to eliminate the money taxpayers spend on subsidies to major oil companies. We're going to have to make a lot of tough choices, but this one is easy. I strongly support putting an end to federal tax giveaways for big oil companies because they aren't necessary and they'll cost taxpayers over $21 billion over the next decade. Unfortunately, even as gas prices rise and oil profits grow even more, George Allen and Jamie Radtke prefer the...
  • Allen, Kaine Tied in Quest for Va. Senate Seat

    05/10/2011 7:44:23 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Former Virginia Govs. George Allen and Timothy Kaine are tied in the race for retiring Democratic Sen. James Webb’s seat. Both are polling at 46 percent among registered Virginia voters 18 months before the election, The Washington Post reported. The Democratic Kaine shows strength in the powerful and populated Northern Virginia, while the Republican Allen polls well in the rest of the state. Both must overcome negatives: Kaine for his close association with President Barack Obama’s policies as head of the Democratic National Committee and Allen for his “macaca” comment that derailed his 2006 Senate re-election bid , the Post...
  • Allen, Kaine Tied in VA Senate Poll

    05/09/2011 11:45:21 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/9/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Former Virgnia Governor and Senator George Allen has decided to run for his old seat. Allen famously lost his Senate seat in 2006 during the Democratic wave year to former Secretary of the Navy Jim Webb. Webb was mainly a single-issue, anti-Iraq War voice, and decided not to run again next year. Along with this decision came scrambling in both parties to assess the new situation. In Webb's place, the Democrats decided to run former Governor Tim Kaine. Kaine was also the chair of the DNC. Allen has also tossed his hat into the ring-- although he may also have...
  • Kaine, Allen tied in 2012 Senate matchup, Post poll shows

    05/08/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2011 | Ben Pershing and Peyton M. Craighill
    George Allen and Timothy M. Kaine are locked in a dead heat 18 months from Election Day, according to a new Washington Post poll, suggesting that the U.S. Senate race between the Virginia titans may live up to its billing as one of the most competitive contests in the nation. The candidates are tied at 46 percent among registered voters in the battle to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D). Neither Allen (R) nor Kaine (D) is guaranteed his party’s nomination, but the survey shows that both men enjoy huge leads over potential intraparty opponents. The 2012 contest will play...
  • Kaine Makes Virginia Senate Bid Official

    04/06/2011 2:29:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2011 | Kyle Trygstad
    Donning a plaid shirt and sitting on the same Richmond porch steps where he announced his first bid for city council, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine announced in a video that he is indeed running for Senate in Virginia. The announcement came one day after President Barack Obama, who appointed the former Virginia governor to lead the DNC in 2009, announced his re-election campaign for president. Kaine is scheduled to hold a media availability Wednesday morning in Richmond to discuss the race. “I’m running for the United States Senate because America has big challenges, and I’m convinced Virginia has...
  • Kaine announces run for Senate seat from Virginia [Eyebrow vs. Macaca]

    04/05/2011 3:26:00 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/5/11 | By Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine on Tuesday made official his bid for the U.S. Senate seat from Virginia in an online campaign video. “I’m running for United States Senate because America has big challenges and I’m convinced that Virginia has answers to help strengthen our nation,” the former governor said in the video, posted at kaineforva.com.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz picked as Democratic National Committee chair

    04/05/2011 2:39:20 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 85 replies
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz picked as Democratic National Committee chair By: Mike Allen April 5, 2011 04:56 PM EDT President Barack Obama has settled on Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, top Democratic sources said Tuesday. Wasserman Schultz, 44, was chosen for her strength as a fund-raiser and as a television messenger, and for her clout in the crucial swing state of Florida, the sources said. She will succeed Tim Kaine, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate from Virginia.
  • Kaine Running for VA Senate

    04/05/2011 10:54:44 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/5/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Current DNC chief and former Governor Tim Kaine has announced that he is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jim Webb. Webb barely won the election of 2006 in a close race during a Democratic wave election. Webb announced that he would not be running for another term about a month ago. Kaine, a popular former Governor, is facing off against former Governor and Senator Jim Allen. Allen, a Republican, had served both posts before being defeated in 2006.
  • DNC Chairman Tim Kaine cheerleading for WI public unions over the people

    02/18/2011 10:51:49 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 4 replies
    email from Repub. Party of VA: For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrats: Unions before Taxpayers --DNC Chairman uses remnants of Obama campaign to back teachers union fight for unsustainable spending in Wisconsin -- If there was any doubt as to who was in charge of the Democratic Party - both nationally, and in Virginia - DNC Chairman Tim Kaine has laid them to rest. From The Washington Post: The White House political operation, Organizing for America, got involved Monday, after Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy M. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, spoke to union...
  • McDonnell lifts ban on open-carry in Va. parks(VA)

    01/24/2011 4:08:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 January, 2011 | Fredrick Kunkle
    RICHMOND - Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has quietly lifted the ban on people carrying firearms openly in Virginia's state parks, reversing a policy put in place by his predecessor. Gun-control advocates decried the move, saying the decision could hurt the state's tourism business, while gun-rights advocates said the directive was overdue. It also was not unexpected, as McDonnell (R) had opined as attorney general three years ago that the Department of Conservation and Recreation's guns-in-parks ban exceeded its authority when it enacted the rule under then-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D).
  • Acorn’s Man Going To The DNC

    01/20/2011 12:49:20 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 2 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/20/2011 | David Hogberg
    Tim Kaine, chair of the Democratic National Committee, has announced that White House political director Patrick Gaspard will leave the West Wing to become executive director of the DNC. As documented by Matthew Vadum of the conservative Capital Research Center and others, Gaspard has considerable ties to the radical-and-providers-of-tax-preparation-services-to-prostitutes Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
  • Kaine: No serious '12 primary challenge to Obama

    01/02/2011 6:36:03 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 25 replies
    washingtontimes.com/AP ^ | 8:58 a.m., Sunday, January 2, 2011 | washingtontimes.com/AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday said he thinks the chances that President Obama will face a serious primary challenger in 2012 are "virtually nil." Former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, now DNC chairman, said there's always the possibility that a fringe candidate could try to mount a challenge. But Mr. Kaine said Democrats feel very good about Mr. Obama's re-election prospects if, as Mr. Kaine put it, the president keeps doing the job that people elected him to do.
  • Kaine taking Va. losses 'personally' [Dead man walking!]

    11/02/2010 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | November 2, 2010 | Sara Libby
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine refused to begin the finger-pointing on "who lost the House," but it is likely to become a full-fledged fight between the White House and Capitol Hill Democrats once the full extent of Tuesday's losses are known. (snip) Kaine, the former Virginia governor, also lamented the loss of at least three House seats in the "Old Dominion" to Republicans, saying he felt the defeats of Reps. Rick Boucher, Glenn Nye and Tom Perriello "personally."
  • GOP says 'wave' coming; Dems sure they'll keep Congress

    10/25/2010 3:25:09 AM PDT · by Scanian · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 24, 2010 | AP
    The Republican Party chief today forecast a wave of anti-Democratic voting on Election Day while his Democratic counterpart said a strong get-out-the-vote effort would hold back losses and help keep Congress out of GOP hands. Nine days before elections that will decide whether President Barack Obama will face a Republican Congress, party chairman Michael Steele said he has seen a groundswell and energy behind GOP candidates as he has traveled around the country. "I think you are going to see a wave, an unprecedented wave on Election Day that is going to surprise a lot of people," Steele said. Steele...
  • Tim Kaine wants to send you a free bumber sticker to support the Democrat Party!

    09/16/2010 3:40:57 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 37 replies
    My.Democrats.Org ^ | 16 September 2010 | Tim Kaine
    When we elected President Obama, Democrats made a choice to embrace the fight for change that matters. We renewed our focus on organizing alongside everyday Americans, growing more inclusive than ever before. We took on the special interests, opposed their agenda -- and we are delivering results for the people of this country. We are working to move America forward. That's why we are introducing a new look for Democrats to match this message -- a change that amplifies our focus on renewing the foundations that make this country great. We're launching an updated website, filled with innovations that will...
  • Major Democrat Announcement Later Today - Any Guesses?

    09/15/2010 9:25:21 AM PDT · by toma29 · 108 replies · 1+ views
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/15/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    Tim Kaine announced there would be a major announcement later today. From CNN: Democrats tout "major" announcement Wednesday Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine plans to make what's being billed as a major announcement Wednesday about the future of the party, according to a Democratic source with knowledge of the speech. The source tells CNN that Kaine will announce something that will excite Democrats across the country. Kaine's event comes as Democrats face the difficult task of holding onto their majorities in the House and Senate this November. Any guesses? Here are some of mine: 1. Hillary will replace Joe...
  • Kaine: Dems still have 'mojo'

    08/11/2010 12:45:43 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | August 11, 2010 12:00 PM EDT | Mike Allen
    Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, says the primary victory by Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado shows the party still has “a lot of mojo.” And Kaine crowed that the GOP added to a crop of “flawed candidates” with Tuesday’s results. “In a whole series of these races in different states,” the former Virginia governor said Wednesday in a phone interview, “what we see is Democrats picking good candidates, Democrats coming together and Republicans picking flawed candidates and, frankly, candidates that are kind of continuing to divide their party.” The president’s political organization — including the DNC’s Organizing...
  • Search for Oregon boy who vanished from school grows

    06/07/2010 6:11:37 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 42 replies · 201+ views
    AP ^ | 6/7/10 | Anne Peterson
    <p>PORTLAND, Ore. — Investigators trying to find a vanished 7-year-old Oregon boy interviewed nearly 200 of his classmates and their parents as the FBI sent a team to take part in the expanding search.</p> <p>Kyron Horman disappeared sometime after his stepmother left him at his Portland elementary school on Friday morning.</p>
  • Kyron Horman Update: Family in turmoil; two 911 calls Saturday at Horman residence, dad moves out

    07/01/2010 9:30:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 7/1/2010 | Isabelle Zehnder
    ABC’s “Good Morning America” reports that two 911 calls were made from Kaine and Terri Moulton Horman’s Portland home last weekend, one with alleged threats of some kind lasting 13 minutes. FBI agent and ABC news consultant, Brad Garrett, said to file the type of emergency restraining order that he did, Kaine Horman would have had to make the case that his wife posed an immediate threat to him or their 18-month old daughter, according to Garrett. The restraining order prohibits Terri Horman from having contact with her other children, an older son and the toddler daughter. Kaine Horman is...
  • Police Record Alleged Murder-for-Hire Talk with Terri Horman (stepmother of missing OR boy)

    07/07/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Justaham · 1 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 7-7-10 | Eunice Oh
    The landscaper who claims Kyron Horman's stepmother offered him "a large sum of money" to kill her husband recently went back to Terri Moulton Horman at the request of police, according to a local report. Wearing a body wire and accompanied by an undercover officer during a June 26 meeting, the landscaper told Horman he wanted $10,000 or he'd go to authorities with the alleged murder-for-hire plot, The Oregonian reports. Horman, the stepmother of missing Oregon boy Kyron Horman who has come under police scrutiny, cut off the conversation fairly quickly, sources tell the paper.
  • Cops Search For Missing Portland Second Grader

    06/07/2010 1:14:13 PM PDT · by MarMema · 53 replies · 147+ views
    Americas Most Wanted ^ | 6-6-2010 | Americas Most Wanted
    Authorities in Multnomah County, Ore. say the last reported sighting of Kyron Horman was walking down the hall of Skyline Elementary School on June 4, 2010. Kyron and his stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman, had come to school that morning to attend a science fair. At around 8:45 a.m., Kyron left his stepmom and headed to class. However, cops say, the second grader never made it. When Kyron didn't show up at his school bus stop later that afternoon, his parents called the school. Kyron was nowhere to be found. Over the course of the next few days, air units, canine...
  • Police seek info. on stepmom of missing Oregon boy

    06/18/2010 4:16:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 477+ views
    chron.com ^ | 6-18-10 | Steven Dubois
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Detectives investigating the disappearance of a 7-year-old Oregon boy two weeks ago put out a call Friday for information on the whereabouts that day of his stepmother — the last person to see him alive. Investigators refuse to say whether they have a suspect. Police passed out fliers Friday in hopes of jogging the memory of anybody who might have information on Kyron Horman's case, said Capt. Jason Gates of the Multnomah County sheriff's department. A questionnaire that accompanies the flier has gone to everybody who was at Skyline School on June 4, he said. The boy...
  • Tough battle looms, but voters will reward Democrats: Kaine ( Party chairman's optimistic ...

    05/19/2010 1:26:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 451+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | May 19, 2010, 3:52 p.m. EDT | Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
    Party chairman's optimistic after upstart candidates take primaries WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Democrats face a tough battle, but voters will ultimately reward President Barack Obama's party at the polls this election season, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee predicted Wednesday."Americans continue to be very anxious about the economy. Many continue to feel the bite of the deep recession from which are only beginning to emerge -- and they are holding incumbents of both parties accountable in a tough time," DNC chief Tim Kaine said in a speech at the National Press Club.
  • Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran to Dine with Terrorists on April 3rd in Falls Church

    03/30/2010 5:24:59 PM PDT · by CatherineMartin07 · 7 replies · 848+ views
    ACT!for America ^ | 03/20/2010 | Catherine Martin
    No American Should Remain Silent The 9/11 mosque Dar Al Hijrah will hold its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Among the special guests are former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Congressman Gerry Connolly and Congressman Jim Moran. After receiving a briefing paper from the Center for Security Policy, the names of Senator James Webb and Virginia Delegate Kaye Kory have been removed from the dinner’s program. The Dar Al Hijrah mosque has been the focal point for many who participated in the cowardly attack on the Pentagon and in recent terrorist acts at...